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Council Matters

City of Waterloo council summary from March 21, 2016

Waterloo - The council summary provides a snapshot of the major items presented at the March 21, 2016 council meeting.

Staff reports

Capital funding approved for improvements

Council approved $468,000 of capital funding for the site, building, architectural and accessibility
system improvements project in 2016, $530,000 for the project in 2017, and $634,000 in 2018.
These funds will be used for improvements at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, RIM Park, the
main library branch, and Moses Springer Community Centre.

Award of tender and capital funding approved for Elgin and Peppler Streets

Council approved $1.78 million in capital funding for the Elgin and Peppler Streets reconstruction
project and awarded the tender to Elgin Construction.

Award of tender approved for Glenridge Drive reconstruction

Council approved the award of tender for the Glendridge Drive reconstruction project to J. Weber
Contracting Limited for approximately $1.77 million and is within the approved capital budget.

Maple Hill Creek rehabilitation funding approved

Council approved $159,000 of capital funding for the Maple Hill Creek rehabilitation project in 2016,
$171,000 in 2017, and approximately $1.2 million in 2018.

Award of tender approved for annual asphalt paving and concrete repairs

Council approved the award of tender for asphalt paving and concrete repairs over the next three
years to Sousa Concrete for the lowest submitted price of approximately $5.17 million.

Annual statement of elected officials’ remuneration and expenses received

As per the Municipal Act, council was presented with their 2015 statement of remuneration and
expenses.

Memo from audit committee on uptown CIP received

Council received a memo from the city’s audit committee which supported council’s Feb. 22, 2016
decision in having the director of economic development approve Community Improvement Plan
applications and the CAO providing approval to finalize the process.

Council discussion on 2016-18 budget process

Council reviewed and discussed the 2016 to 2018 budget process and provided staff with feedback
on what they would like to see started, stopped, and continued in the next budget cycle.

2016 cash grant recommendations approved

Council approved the 2016 cash grants advisory committee recommendations regarding the
distribution of $73,354 of funding for grants in the categories of arts and culture, festivals, sports,
and neighbourhood and recreation programming. A total of $200,954 in application requests were
made for the 2016 cash grant program.

Formal public meetings

Zone change application for 131 University Avenue West deferred

The formal public meeting to discuss a zone change application for 131 University Avenue West
was deferred by council this evening, and they have asked staff to more clearly define the term
“bedroom” in the zoning bylaw, to better assist projects such as this moving forward. Notice will be
reissued for the formal meeting to come forward at a future date.

Public meetings

Zoning bylaw review discussion paper received on low density residential zones

Following the presentation of the first draft of the new zoning bylaw on Jan. 11, 2016, a discussion
paper was presented to council this evening to receive feedback. The discussion paper highlights
some of the proposed zones and/or regulations in a part of the draft, zoning bylaw that speaks to
low density, residential zoning categories.

Zoning bylaw review discussion paper received on general regulations

Following the presentation of the first draft of the new zoning bylaw on Jan. 11, 2016, a discussion
paper was presented to council this evening to receive feedback. The discussion paper highlights
some of the new and modified general regulations within the draft bylaw.

Notice of motion

Councillor Durrell brought forward a notice of motion in regards to sidewalks and Waterloo North
Hydro’s pole placement program on William Street. The motion requests staff to design and install
new sidewalk and boulevard on William Street from Dunbar to Roslin as early as 2016. Notice of
this motion was waived in the essence of time and for the project planning to begin immediately.

Regional information

Councillor Mark Whaley has been approved as the City of Waterloo representative on the Region of
Waterloo International Airport Steering Committee.

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